‘The Best of XY’, SM2+, and ‘Ash v. Team Rocket’ Product Images Revealed!

Here is the official booster pack and booster box artwork for The Best of XY set, which will be released in Japan on April 19th. As announced months ago, it will contain reprints of the XY era as well as new cards. The set will have a whopping 171 cards (excluding secret rares). 128 of them will be reverse holos. The rest are presumably Pokemon-EX and secret rares.

 

SM2+ Strengthening Expansion Pack: Beyond a New Challenge will also be released April 19th, containing at least 49 cards. Many of them will be reprints from SM2 like SM1+ contained reprints of SM1.

And finally, the product image for the Ash vs. Team Rocket deck has been revealed. The product reveals “Ash’s Pikachu-GX” and “Rocket’s Mimikyu-GX,” each part of a 30 card deck. We will have translations of these cards later since we’re busy with SM2 tonight.

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  1. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
    Metalizard

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    hmm... One of the artworks from the SM2+ booster box is blacked out... Interesting...
     
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  2. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    SO MUCH MONEY!!!!! I mean wow!
     
  3. CrownXY as brave as a talonflame
    CrownXY

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    I am pretty sure pikachu and mimikyuu GX aren't revealed yet. Can some great person translate them.
     
  4. Thad The Night Begins to Shine
    Thad

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    my translator cant read whole thing :/
     
  5. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    I believe that SM2+ will be on the Necrozma set. Anyways, I started playing TCG seriously during the XY-era, and I witness how competitive and amazing the XY sets are in every format. I just wished that Best XY thing will be a subset of some sort, or the TPCi are being greedy and they won't give that set in English. I just want the Shaymin-EX though.
     
  6. CrownXY as brave as a talonflame
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    no probs. But i can probably guess that pikachu's GX attack is same as his special Z-MOVE in the SUMO game.
    it does not show damage so probably it's a OHKO, which would be kinda too OP.
    Mimikkyu seems cool to me. (all speculation I can't read Japanese)
     
  7. Senorsmith Aspiring Trainer
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    Satoshi's PikachuGX 170HP
    [?] Quick attack 20+
    Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional 20 damage.
    [?][?][C] Electro ball 100
    [L][L][L] Thunderbolt GX ???
    Something about discarding all energies (attatched to this pokemon, I assume)

    Team Rocket's Mimikyu GX. 170HP

    [?] Tsubuyaku(cant recall if this has an english translation, maybe something like leer/glare?) 20
    [P][P][C] Ghost Claw (shadow claw?) 90+
    Flip a coin, if heads, this attack does an additional 30 damage.
    [P][P][P] Disguise GX 100
    During your opponents next turn, this pokemon doesnt take damage or effects from the opponents attack.(or whatever that jazz is. Abilities not included)

    Hope that helps!
     
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  8. Thad The Night Begins to Shine
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    first move for pikachu looks like a does 20 times number of heads
    second move - part of it says discard all energy and 10000 volt gx is part of name

    and Mimikkyu
    Murmur for 20
    cosplayer for 90 plus flip coin and do 30 if heads
    Burn in Well GX and looks like status infliction
     
  9. ReadingHui Aspiring Trainer
    ReadingHui

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    The first attack of Pikachu is only flip a coin not 20 times the number of heads
     
  10. GengarGuy PUMPKABOO SLAYER
    GengarGuy

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    I'm sorry, but where are the pikachu and mimkyu GX's?
    Nvr mind I found them;)
     
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  11. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    OMG. This is AMAAAAZING
     
  12. Corgimaster Card Faker, Image Maker, Competitive TCG player!
    Corgimaster

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    Prediction is that Best of XY set will contain:
    Good mega ray, yveltal EX, and Greminja Break. Probably will have all the playable cards from xy.
     
  13. Vivek Evil Yveltal
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    Will "Best of XY" set release outside of Japan ?
    If yes, then will these cards be available for Standard till this set rotates ?
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
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  14. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
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    Probably not. I'm pretty sure Japan's Standard format is XY-on, so it doesn't make much of a difference to them.
     
  15. JakeSM7 Aspiring Trainer
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    Greninja GX?
     
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  16. Miatog Go ahead, pet the owl. He doesn't bite....mice...
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    I'll probably buy one set of the Ash vs rocket thing just for the collection if nothing else. Love the Rotemdex coin though.
     
  17. HeliosXT Aspiring Trainer
    HeliosXT

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    Wait, the Ash vs Team Rocket deck is going to release in Canada and North America right?
     
  18. silversalamence10 Aspiring Trainer
    silversalamence10

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    I'm sure the blacking out of one of the art on the side of SM2+ is intentional for the time being.

    I suppose we'll have to wait and see.
     
  19. GMax935 Aspiring Trainer
    GMax935

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    Can't wait to formally find out what Mimikyu does. Love that RotomDex coin.
     
  20. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
    The-Kaiser

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    Yay more anime based cards the USA and other places will never get -_-